Science of materials: A case study of intentional teaching in the early years
Australian Science Teachers Association
Faculty of Education and Arts
School of Education / Fogarty Learning Centre
Australia's Early Years Learning Framework and leading international researchers argue for more intentional and purposeful teaching of science in the early years. This case study of exemplary practice illustrates intentional teaching of science materials which opened-up learning opportunities in literacy and number. Student-led hands-on exploration of materials supported with carefully scaffolded discourse and representation with some peer tutoring provided rich learning opportunities for these pre-primary/foundation students.